23rd October 2018, 16:22 | englandrl

Lyne excited for hometown Kiwis clash

Lyne excited for hometown Kiwis clash

Wakefield Trinity centre Reece Lyne is hoping he’ll be on the field in front of a hometown crowd when England take on New Zealand this Saturday, October 27 (KO 2.30pm) at the KCOM Stadium, Hull. 

The 25-year-old, who hails from East Hull, started his career at Hull FC at age 16 before moving to Wakefield Trinity in 2012 and admits it would be pretty special to return to the KCOM Stadium in England colours. 

Speaking at a Sky Try community event hosted by Hull FC, Lyne said" “I’ve lived here in Hull for pretty much all my life, I still live here and travel to Wakefield every week and it’s a special place for me.

“I played a few games at the KCOM stadium back in the day, so it’d be nice if I get the chance to pull on the shirt on Saturday.

“Josh Hodgson and I are from East Hull so it’s nice to be able to represent the city in the squad.”

Lyne made his England debut in the national side’s 44-6 victory against France last week at Leigh Sports Village and admits his time with England has been a great experience so far. 

“Going in to camp was nerve wracking, it’s like the first day of school but once that first day is done you slot right in and all the boys are welcoming.

“It was an amazing experience to make my debut against France and play alongside the likes of Josh Hodgson and James Graham. 

“I got to play alongside my Wakefield team mate Tom Johnstone too which was really special too.

“To get the win and have all my family watching was awesome.”

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